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Important Bills and Laws Going Into Effect in 2021

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December 31, 2020

Here is some important  news from our friends at the Maine Retail Association.

Preliminary List of 2021 Bill Titles
Our first look at the issues the Maine Legislature will be discussing is available. Warning: Before you click print, please note the number of pages!

We will be going through these bill titles in detail and will share additional information soon.
Maine's Earned Paid Leave and Minimum Wage Changes for 2021
However, we wanted to bring you one final reminder about some new laws taking effect on January 1, 2021:
  • Maine Earned Paid Leave Law for employers of more than 10 employees. Maine Department of Labor has all the details. Additionally, they sent along this Powerpoint that helps clarify how you calculate a "base rate of pay".
  • Additionally, Maine's statewide minimum wage will rise from $12 per hour to $12.15 per hour.
  • Finally, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection is delaying the plastic bag and polystyrene container ban until July 1, 2021. Both bans were set to take effect in January.

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